• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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A Note on Safety- Carbon Monoxide

Hey all-

So I wanted to take a moment and stress to you the importance of fuel safety, especially within your home.  Yesterday afternoon, I had a gas leak coming from my oven that emitted carbon monoxide into my apartment.  The detector went off, but it was a fire and monoxide detector (and I only knew that it was for fires).  So, I blew air on the detector and opened up my door to let some fresh air in, which got it to stop going off temporarily, until it went off again 5 minutes later.  This time, I knew something was up, so I turned off the oven and kept the door open.  I went into the living room for a while (which is on the other side of my apartment), and started to get a horrible migraine (a common symptom of minor carbon monoxide poisoning).  This migraine, as a result, lasted me until this morning (nearly 14 hours).

All of this to say, take the proper precautions and care when using any fuel/gas powered appliances or equipment.  Ensure that you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home or apartment if you have any gas/fuel using appliances.  If you smell gas or any odd odors coming from your stove or refrigerator, call a service technician immediately and have it checked out (this should come of no cost).  Also, if you have an attached garage, make sure that you never heat up your car with the garage door closed.  This can build up excessive amounts of CO and leak into the rest of the house.

If you have further questions or would like more tips for CO prevention, check out http://www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm

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